Requirements to submitted sites
All sites submitted to RCxLink must be classified or
sites. Although service was developed mainly to support
sites running Rapid Classified, we can accept established online classified or e-commerce store.
Plug-ins for submitted sites
In order to participate in RCxLink service your
site must support one of the server-side scripting
languages: ASP or PHP.
submitted site must have an RCxLink plug-in installed.
Plug-in should be downloaded from the Instructions page.
Link to "Instruct" page is available after site is submitted
to RCxLink exchange service from site properties.
Plug-in contains 2 files, which should be uploaded to your
site. All you need to do after that, is to create an HTML
link at site main page to one of the downloaded pages.
Every submitted site must display a partners page. Partners
page is one of the files from the supplied plug-in. This
page must be located at the root of the site you have
submitted to RCxLink service. For further details see
Instructions page from the site properties.
Important: To be fair to
every other member of the exchange, the HTML link to "partners
page" should be displayed at the MAIN site page and be
which do not have "partners page" link placed at the
main/default site page, would be suspended even though the
respective member link is updated regularly.
Create an account by clicking Sign Up
and submit up to 3 classified site you're running. Make sure
to indicate if you're running Rapid Classified software. This is
important for your site configuration instructions. Once
site is submitted, you will be redirected to Instructions
page with step-by-step guidance for your site pre-staging.
Please carefully follow provided instructions.
This is only a one time site configuration after
which you will automatically receive exchanged links and
control your exchange preferences at this site when you log
on to your account.
All submitted sites receive a Pending status. Once
you follow instructions and configure your site, it will be
reviewed and approved at which time your site will receive
an Active status and begin an active link exchange
with other members of RCxLink service.
Where can I find
Instructions page for my sites?
You will be redirected to this page after site submission.
If you navigated off Instructions page and would like to get back to
it, then while logged on to your account click "My Links"
on the right, and then "Instruct" next to the
Please Note: Every submitted site would have a
unique instructions page and a unique plug-in download. If you have
submitted more than one site, then use respective "Instruct"
link at "My Links" page to get the correct guidance.
And download a plug-in for Every site you have submitted
from the respective instruction page..
Set It and Forget It...
or Not? (back)
While submitting a site, you should decide whether you would
like to automatically exchange links with other participants
(existed or newly signed).
If you set "Set It and Forget It" to Yes, then
your site status would be "Auto" and partners
web page at your site would automatically receive and
display links from
members who also set it to "Yes" and from other
members who manually choose to exchange links with you.
If you set "Set It and Forget It" to No, then
you will not automatically exchange link with anyone. Your
site status would be Manual and you must select
partners at your exchange page (see next chapter).
Which mode to select is up to you. If you are really picky
when it comes to link exchange, then set it to "No".
If you open to any link exchange, then set it to "Yes".
RCxLink accepted only classified sites, so from SEO (Search
Engine Optimization) point it is save to enable "Auto"
exchange because all sites would have a similar content
(which is important criteria to SEO).
How do I configure
Exchange Relation with other partners?
Abbreviation used in this chapter:
SP - Sender party. Party which initiates Link
RP - Receiver party. Party which receives a Link
Click "Partners" at "My Links" page next to
the respective site.
You set "Set It and Forget It" to "No" for your site.
You would see all current members at this page. You may
review other member sites and decide if you'd like to
exchange links with them. Click "Request" to
establish exchange and send a notification to a member.
There is no need to do anything else. Link Exchange with
selected member is initiated. You are an SP in this case,
your partner an RP. The relation would be indicated
If you open "Partners" page and see the
following symbol next to some member sites
that means your partner initiated link exchange request with
your site. You are an RP in this case and your partner an SP.
Again, there is no need to do anything else, the partnership
It might come to the moment when you or your partner decide
to deny the exchange request or retract it. In which case
you can click "Deny" to deny SP request (relation
or click "Retract" to stop the exchange with RP
(relation would indicate
to whom you previously sent a request. The same might happen
if other party deny your request or retract original offer.
You can immediately see who initiated exchange break (you or
the other member). If you see "Reinstate" link then
it were you. If there is nothing listed in an action column
other than relation
description (denied or retracted), then it was other party.
Once relation is established allow up to 24 hours for the
actual exchange to take place (that is when your site link
is displayed at the other member site and other member site
link displayed at your site).
The summary of all the above is:
1. You can initiate exchange with any other member.
2. Any member can initiate exchange with you.
3. There is no need to contact other members.
4. You or other member can break relation at any
5. You can reinstate relation only is you initiated
6. Other members can reinstate relation with you if
they initiated the break.
7. No particular member can force you to exchange
link if you do not wish to do so.
Pros: You completely control who you exchange links
Cons: Requires some effort to maintain relations with
other sites specifically when new members are signing up.
You set "Set It and Forget It" to "Yes" for your site.
The name says it all. You automatically exchange links with
members who also set it to "Yes". In addition you
automatically exchange links with members who set it to "No"
and who initiated relation with your site at their members
link exchange page. Finally you can send/deny an exchange
request to member who set it to "No" (see You
set "Set It and Forget It" to "No" for your site
section for the relation establishment guidance).
This is the most effective way to exchange links and does
not require any effort to establish relations with other
Pros: No need to do anything. Exchange occurs
automatically in most of the cases.
Cons: Almost no control over who you exchange links
with. This "con" can be essentially disregarded because only quality
classified sites are accepted by RCxLink service.
I do not see my site link at other member sites
Make sure your site is approved and has "Active" status.
2. Make sure you followed instructions at the
instruct page for your site
3. If "Set It and Forget It" is set to "No"
for your site, then make sure you have established relations
with other sites.
4. Finally, if your site was just approved or you
recently changed relation with other sites, please allow up
to 24 hours for the actual link exchange to occur.